Senior School Carol Services

The Carol Service is considered by many of us here at GHS to be the highlight of the Christmas period. For some, the descants of Once in Royal and Adeste Fideles are the cherished moments, others enjoy the refinement and excellence of the choirs and Chamber Orchestra, whilst others bask in the crisp solemnity of the sacred readings.

This year, each of these moments was multiplied seven times over. We had a full day of separate services for  Year 7 to Upper Sixth at Holy Trinity Church. The choirs sang Christmas carols and pieces, from John Rutter’s Angels’ Carol to Mr Hadfield’s arrangement of Carol of the Bells, the wind band and string orchestras played energetic and rousing pieces from A Jazzy Christmas to Sleigh Ride and each year group’s speakers spoke with excellence and assuredness. The sense of gratitude, of community and of shared music-making never felt stronger after this most special of days; a wonderful way to end the term and mark Christmas in this most unique of years.

Mr Jack Lapthorn